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Pastitso 2















Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


500 grams pasta, elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
¾ cup kefalotiri cheese
or parmesan
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 x salt and black pepper
3 large eggs
lightly beaten
Meat sauce
1 large onions
1 each garlic cloves
2 tablespoons butter
750 kg ground beef
¼ cup tomato paste
½ cup wine
dry, red or white
½ cup stock
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
½ teaspoon sugar
1 x salt and black pepper
Cream sauce
cup butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 x salt and black pepper
1 each eggs
lightly beaten


Oven temperature: 180 cup (350 F).

Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water until just tender.

Drain and return to pan.

Melt butter until golden brown and pour over macaroni.

Add ½ cup of the cheese, the nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste and toss well.

Leave until cool, add eggs and toss again.

Keep aside.

Make meat sauce.

Gently fry onion and garlic in butter until onion is soft, increase heat and add ground beef.

Stir well and cook until meat begins to brown.

Add remaining meat sauce ingredients, cover and simmer over gentle heat for 20 minutes.

Make cream sauce.

Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour and cook gently for 2 minutes.

Add milk all at once and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.

Boil gently for 1 minute.

Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste and cool a little before stirring in beaten egg.

Add ½ cup of this sauce to the cooked meat sauce.

To assemble Pastitso, butter a 33 x 23 x 8 cm (13 x 9 x 3 inch) oven dish.

Spoon half of the prepared macaroni evenly in the base and top with the meat sauce.

Cover with remaining macaroni, levelling top.

Pour on cream sauce and spread to completely cover macaroni.

Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cook in a moderate oven for 50 minutes until golden brown.

Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into squares to serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 250g (8.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 50639% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 15% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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